27 August - 15 January 2012
The exhibition Glasstress Stockholm presents works by internationally renowned painters, sculptors and installation artists. From different points of departure, they challenge and transform glass into a medium for contemporary art, far removed from all notions of the utility value of glass.
Glasstress Stockholm comprises works by 32 artists, including: Jean Arp, Mona Hatoum, Fred Wilson,
Marie-Louise Ekman, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Ernst Billgren and Bertil Vallien.
Berengo Studio in Venice has a long tradition of inviting artists, designers and architects from different parts of the world to experiment with glass in collaboration with the Studio's glassblowers. Over the years, more than 100 invited artists have produced artworks which have been presented in exhibitions all over the world, including the 2011 Venice Biennale.
The artistic experiments and the close collaboration with the masterful glassblowers has resulted in unexpected, stunning and challenging artworks that fascinate and provoke thoughts, as does all good art. Or, as Glasstress's Italian curator puts it: "Glassblowing is hot! Glasstress is cool!"
The exhibition is the first in a series of Italian-themed exhibitions at Millesgården. Carl Milles created his dream of Italy when he erected Millesgården. Relating to the Italian features of the facility is thus natural and we have chosen to initiate the Italian theme this year as Italy celebrates 150 years of unification.
Conceived by Adriano Berengo
Curated by Adriano Berengo and Maria WibergLink to GLASSTRESS
Marie Louise Ekman
Hye Rim Lee
Atelier Van Lieshout
Shan Shan Sheng